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Potato bread toast full of flavor and fiber

Potato bread toast full of flavor and fiber

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
You can tut-tut all you want about the toast trend. (Yes, it’s really a trend. Yes, there are restaurants that feature toast. Yes, the word “artisanal” comes up.)
 
Beef wheat berry stew will restore your body after exercise

Beef wheat berry stew will restore your body after exercise

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Tuckered out after restarting your running regimen? The protein-rich Beef Wheat Berry Stew is good for repairing torn muscle tissue; there also are plenty of carbs to restock your energy stores for future workouts.
 
Corned beef: the must-have sandwich
CAPITAL REGION

Corned beef: the must-have sandwich

Monday, March 16, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s a great day for the Irish. It’s also a great day for corned beef sandwiches.
 
'Renewed' restaurant team eyes next 'adventure'
LATHAM

'Renewed' restaurant team eyes next 'adventure'

Monday, March 16, 2015
The same couple who poured their souls into Maestro’s in Saratoga Springs are planning to open their newest venture, Innovo Kitchen, near the Latham-Niskayuna border this spring.
 
Authors get to the root of horticultural terminology

Authors get to the root of horticultural terminology

Monday, March 16, 2015
Maria Zampini has spent a lifetime in the garden industry. She’s a fourth-generation nursery person whose family had a destination garden center in Ohio for more than 30 years. She’s also the president and owner of UpShoot, a horticultural marketing firm that specializes in bringing new plants to market.
 
Updating modernist architecture

Updating modernist architecture

Monday, March 16, 2015
In the years after World War II, when suburban towns were still “the country,” this unassuming village an hour north of Manhattan became an epicenter of modernist architecture, and a birthplace of then-radical concepts like family rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and open-plan living.
 
Cellphones can be lifelines for poor
CAPITAL REGION

Cellphones can be lifelines for poor

Sunday, March 15, 2015
In a world that revolves around quick communication, cellphones have become an essential tool for much of the population. They can be pricey, but inexpensive options exist. There are also programs that provide free phones to those who struggle with poverty.
 
Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer
SCHENECTADY

Dutchmen Dip raises $15K to take on cancer

Sunday, March 15, 2015
The women of the Union College volleyball team, and about 150 other brave souls, dove headfirst into a pool of water outside Union’s Reamer Campus Center on Saturday afternoon in the school’s third Dutchmen Dip to support students fighting cancer.
 
Snowkiters drawn by the wind, sound and freedom

Snowkiters drawn by the wind, sound and freedom

Sunday, March 15, 2015
From shore, Mille Lacs Snow Kite Crossing spectators see an array of crescents arcing above the lake. Tethered bodies slanted at 45-degree angles, snowkiters see the swatches only in their peripheral vision.
 
The look of the Irish

The look of the Irish

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Meet John McKeating and the face will be familiar. People notice the smile and sparkle in the eyes. Both were imported from Ireland to the states during the early 1980s — McKeating is one of those fortunate ones who truly has the Irish look.
 
Jade Bistro’s offers spectacular decor, menu
SCOTIA

Jade Bistro’s offers spectacular decor, menu

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Too pretty to eat? No, but we took our time, deconstructing the appetizers as carefully as the sushi chef had designed them. They were as delicious as they looked.
 
Makeover draws raves, prepares woman for workforce

Makeover draws raves, prepares woman for workforce

Friday, March 13, 2015
When Tonya Chervin walked into the YWCA lobby after her makeover Tuesday, she was surrounded by admirers.
 
Got the munchies? Snack delivery services got a box for that

Got the munchies? Snack delivery services got a box for that

Friday, March 13, 2015
Tired of snacking on cheese sticks or single-serving packs of hummus? A new genre of home delivery service is taking aim at boring snacks, promising novelty, nutrition (sometimes), and a sense of surprise.
 
Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall
SCHENECTADY

Local man, ex-prosecutor candid about his fall

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Andrew McKenna robbed his first bank and he felt in control again. The former federal prosecutor and Schenectady native’s life had long since spiraled out of control as his drug addictions grew from prescription painkillers to heroin.
 
Albany to crack down on St. Pat’s suds
ALBANY

Albany to crack down on St. Pat’s suds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Albany has a message for people heading out to its St. Patrick's Day parades Saturday. You can wear your green, but leave the 12-pack at home.
 
 

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